Zoë Heyn-Jones Zoë Heyn-Jones

The Anglo - Business Suite 1 - Saturday 20 February 2021 - 7:30-9:30am - Lesson 5a
Intermediate level

Description

In this lesson students continue to present their roles play speaking exercises to be assessed. They then work on writing emails to make bookings.

Materials

Main Aims

  • To enable students to practice process writing in the context of writing emails for bookings.
  • To enable students to practice speaking for fluency and be assessed in the context of a role play exercise on exchanging contact information.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To enable students to extend their lexical range in the context of writing emails for bookings.

Procedure

Welcome (5-10 minutes) • To welcome students to class and to troubleshoot any problems.

T welcomes Ss to class. T asks how Ss are, if they have any questions or concerns about the course materials, platforms, etc. T and Ss chat informally as all Ss arrive to Teams platform.

Review (5-10 minutes) • To review what we covered in last class and to begin setting the context for today's lesson

T gets Ss attention. T nominates S: “what did we work on in last Saturday’s class?” - We watched a video about how Brits say ‘no’ - We talked about different ways to say ‘yes’ in the workplace - We did several listening and role play exercises - We started talking about exchanging contact information - We did several listening and role play exercises re: exchanging info and worked on roles plays to be assessed T nominates S: “did we have any work suggested for homework?” [no]

Productive Task 1 - Speaking Test (Continued) (20-30 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills and be assessed

T gets Sst attention. T nominates Ss to continue role play exercise for. assessment beginning with Group 3: Erwin, Raquel & Angelica Ss perform their role play while T assesses and makes notes.

Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T gets Ss attention. T asks Ss to watch “Out of Office Emails” [01:17 - end] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmtlIZsdt0M T asks Ss to guess what we'll be working on in today's class?

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

T gets Ss attention. T shows slide 5 with Unit 2 Sample Email and nominates Ss to read it aloud. T then navigates to Oxford platform and leads Ss through email practice exercises 1 & 2: https://lms.oxfordlearn.com/d2l/le/content/362208/viewContent/77493987/View https://lms.oxfordlearn.com/d2l/le/content/362208/viewContent/77493988/View nominating Ss to answer in OCF.

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

T gets Ss attention. T shows British Council Business English > English for Emails > Unit 5: Making Arrangements https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/business-english/english-for-emails/unit-5-making-arrangements and asks Ss to work in pairs/small groups for 5 minutes to complete the tasks. T assigns partners/groups. ICQ: Are we working individually? [no, in pairs] ICQ: how many minutes do we have to work together? [5 minutes] T sends pairs to channels. T monitors and takes note of language for feedback and DEC. T calls Ss back to main session and nominates Ss to share answers in OCF.

Useful Language 2 (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

T gets Ss attention. T shows British Council Business English > English for Emails > Unit 7: Organising Your Writing https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/business-english/english-for-emails/unit-7-organising-your-writing and asks Ss to work in pairs/small groups for 5 minutes to complete the tasks. T assigns partners/groups. ICQ: Are we working individually? [no, in pairs] ICQ: how many minutes do we have to work together? [5 minutes] T sends pairs to channels. T monitors and takes note of language for feedback and DEC. T calls Ss back to main session and nominates Ss to share answers in OCF.

Productive Task 1 - Writing First Drafts (12-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

T gets Ss attention. T asks Ss to work individually for 12-15 minutes to write a first draft of an email to request a booking. T tells Ss that if they finish early they can look at British Council Business English > English for Emails > Unit 9 Email etiquette: https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/business-english/english-for-emails/unit-9-email-etiquette

Productive Task 2 - Feedback & Editing (18-20 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

T gets Ss attention. T asks Ss to work with a partner to go through British Council Business English > English for Emails > Unit 8 Proofreading https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/business-english/english-for-emails/unit-8-proofreading and to share their drafts and give feedback and help to edit. T assigns partners. ICQ: Are we working individually? [no, in pairs] ICQ: how many minutes do we have to work together? [18-20 minutes] T sends pairs to channels. T monitors and takes note of language for feedback and DEC. T calls Ss back to main session and dismisses Ss for break.

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